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As cancer cells divide, DNA segments and even whole chromosomes can be duplicated, mutated, or lost altogether.(Pixabay)

Discovery about how cancer cells evade immune defences inspires new treatment approach

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
A recent discovery about the process of evasion by cancer cells has led researchers towards a new approach to treat the disease.
The parliamentary panel on defence wasted time discussing the uniform of the soldiers, Rahul Gandhi said. ( File Photo)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The parliamentary panel on defence wasted time discussing the uniform of the soldiers, Rahul Gandhi said. ( File Photo)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Rahul Gandhi walks out of parliamentary panel meet on defence, says wastage of time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:26 PM IST
The issue of uniform should be left for senior defence officials to decide while the political leadership should discuss how to strengthen the forces at the LAC, Gandhi said.
The permit for up to 74 per cent FDI in the defence manufacturing through the automatic route was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May while announcing the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit economy.(PTI)
The permit for up to 74 per cent FDI in the defence manufacturing through the automatic route was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May while announcing the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit economy.(PTI)

Govt’s decision on FDI in defence to enhance self-reliance in sector: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:07 PM IST
The government has permitted 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route in the sector with certain conditions.
Rajnath Singh reached Moscow on Wednesday on a three-day visit to Russia to attend the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).(ANI)
Rajnath Singh reached Moscow on Wednesday on a three-day visit to Russia to attend the combined meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).(ANI)

Rajnath Singh meets Russian counterpart, discusses ways to deepen defence, strategic partnership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The ministry said that meeting coincided with Indra Naval Exercises to be conducted by Indian and Russia navies off Straits of Malacca over next two days, adding that Singh noted that these exercises demonstrated common interests of both countries in maritime security in Indian Ocean Region.
A DRDO delegation met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday and briefed him on the 108 defence items identified for local production by the industry to achieve self-reliance in the defence sector. (Photo: @DRDO_India)
A DRDO delegation met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday and briefed him on the 108 defence items identified for local production by the industry to achieve self-reliance in the defence sector. (Photo: @DRDO_India)

Expert panel to help DRDO prepare for futuristic battles, defence needs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:00 PM IST
DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy has constituted a five-member committee and asked it to submit its report within 45 days.
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurates facilities of OFB, BDL, HAL, BEL, BEML, MIDHANI, GRSE &GSL as part of the celebration of 'Atam Nirbhar Bharat' week (7-14 Aug 2020), in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurates facilities of OFB, BDL, HAL, BEL, BEML, MIDHANI, GRSE &GSL as part of the celebration of 'Atam Nirbhar Bharat' week (7-14 Aug 2020), in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

Rajnath Singh outlines initiatives for self-reliance in defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Among the initiatives listed for the ‘Atma-Nirbharta Week’ celebrations are upgrading facilities of defence public sector undertakings, modernisation of shipyards, launching locally-made defence items and signing of new memoranda of understanding with the private sector to enhance indigenisation.
Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge.
Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge.

Bharat Forge welcomes India’s import ban on 101 defence items, calls it a ‘strategic step’

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By HT correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani called the decision a strategic step that will “propel the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative and bolster Indian defence equipment manufacturing industry”.
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said MSMEs were the backbone of Indian economy as they accelerated gross domestic product growth, brought in valuable foreign exchange through exports and provided employment opportunities.(PTI)
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said MSMEs were the backbone of Indian economy as they accelerated gross domestic product growth, brought in valuable foreign exchange through exports and provided employment opportunities.(PTI)

Defence manufacturing hit due to Covid-19: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:59 PM IST
Acknowledging the hardships faced by the defence industry during an e-conclave, Rajnath Singh said defence manufacturing had been hit harder than other sectors as the government was the only buyer of defence products.
Major defence stocks rose up to 10% in intra-day deals bucking the overall weak broader market trends.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Major defence stocks rose up to 10% in intra-day deals bucking the overall weak broader market trends.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Defence stocks surge after rise in FDI limit via automatic route; Hal, BEL among gainers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Shares of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) jumped 10%, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) rose 5.53%, BEML advanced 5.3%, Astra Microwave Products surged 4.93% and Bharat Dynamics was trading up 4.71% on the S&P BSE Sensex.
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)

FDI limit hiked, restriction on weapons import for self-reliance in defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the FDI limit in the defence manufacturing sector under the automatic route would be hiked from 49% to 74% subject to security clearances.
Indian Air Force aircrafts fly over Rajpath to show solidarity with frontline warriors fighting against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi, India, May 3, 2020.(REUTERS)
Indian Air Force aircrafts fly over Rajpath to show solidarity with frontline warriors fighting against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi, India, May 3, 2020.(REUTERS)

FDI in defence sector hiked from 49% to 74%, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes. com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman in her special economic package announced a slew of reforms including in the defence sector aimed to boost country’s self-reliance.
During the meeting, Modi directed all concerned that action should be taken for a more proactive approach to “handhold” the investors, to look into their problems and help them in getting all the necessary central and state clearances in a time-bound manner.
During the meeting, Modi directed all concerned that action should be taken for a more proactive approach to “handhold” the investors, to look into their problems and help them in getting all the necessary central and state clearances in a time-bound manner.

PM Modi holds meetings to boost defence, aerospace sectors

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:09 AM IST
An official statement said various strategies to bring investments into India on a fast-track mode and to promote Indian domestic sectors were discussed in the first meeting.
The capital budget for 2020-21 was 35% less than the requirement projected by the armed forces, a parliamentary panel pointed out.(Bloomberg)
The capital budget for 2020-21 was 35% less than the requirement projected by the armed forces, a parliamentary panel pointed out.(Bloomberg)

Budget allocation 35 percent lower than required: House panel on defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 03:36 AM IST
In a report tabled in the Lok Sabha, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence pointed out that insufficient budgetary allocation would affect acquisition of latest weaponry, aircraft, ships and tanks that are required to match the modernisation of the Chinese and Pakistani militaries.
Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people for the lavish welcome extended to him(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir Siddique)
Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people for the lavish welcome extended to him(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir Siddique)

From defence to trade deals: Highlights from US President Donald Trump’s statement

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 02:41 PM IST
The United States president was speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister Modi and delegation-level talks between the representatives of his country and India.
Brussels: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels(AP)
Brussels: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels(AP)

S Jaishankar meets EU leaders; holds talks on terrorism, economic issues

Brussels | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Jaishankar, who was in Germany during the weekend for the prestigious Munich Security Conference, arrived here on Monday to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit for the India-EU summit here next month.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks while chairing the first India-Africa Defence Ministers' Conclave 2020 on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks while chairing the first India-Africa Defence Ministers' Conclave 2020 on the sidelines of DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow.(PTI)

USD 5 bn defence export target to be achieved by 2024: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:32 PM IST
He said till now over 200 agreements have been concluded in this Defexpo and described it as “historic”.
If the defence forces have to retain talent, wages of its personnel have to be on a par with other branches of the government and the civilian economy(Sunil Ghosh/HTPHOTO)
If the defence forces have to retain talent, wages of its personnel have to be on a par with other branches of the government and the civilian economy(Sunil Ghosh/HTPHOTO)

Think creatively to offset funds crunch in defence

By Harsh V Pant and Kartik Bommakanti
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The defence budget is shrinking. The CDS can play a key role in ensuring the most efficient use of resources
Health workers use infrared thermometers to check the temperature of tourists who arrive at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, January 25, 2020. Picture taken January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong NO RESLAES. NO ARCHIVES.(REUTERS)
Health workers use infrared thermometers to check the temperature of tourists who arrive at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, January 25, 2020. Picture taken January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong NO RESLAES. NO ARCHIVES.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus: Fig leaf or first defence? Deploying flimsy masks against the deadly coronavirus

Bangkok | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Coronavirus: While Asian commuters cover up with the blue-green paper-thin masks, and social media buzzes with mask emojis, rumours of stockpiles and shortages, the humble medical mask has become an essential weapon in the battle against an invisible enemy.
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)

PMO reviews India’s preparedness to deal with coronavirus cases

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:15 PM IST
The cabinet secretary, home secretary, foreign secretary, defence secretary, health secretary, civil aviation secretary and several other top officials attended the meeting.
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat with Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria in New Delhi on January 1.
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat with Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria in New Delhi on January 1.

Chief of Defence Staff to oversee border disputes, deployments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 04:53 AM IST
Supply of arms and ammunition to friendly neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives will also come under the purview of the DMA, said the order published on Friday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper leaves after a press briefing at Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.(REUTERS)
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper leaves after a press briefing at Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.(REUTERS)

‘Not looking to start a war, but prepared to finish one’: US on Iran

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Defence Secretary Mark Esper defended the intelligence signalling an “imminent threat” from Soleimani that he and other senior U.S. officials have cited to justify the strike, saying it was persuasive.
A Pinaka missile is test-fired during a trial conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chandipur in Baleswar district of Odisha.(PTI Photo)
A Pinaka missile is test-fired during a trial conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chandipur in Baleswar district of Odisha.(PTI Photo)

Poor funding in defence could hit country’s global image: House panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Citing the data supplied by the defence ministry, the panel highlighted the worrying disparity in the funds sought by the military and the corresponding allocation.
Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast on Friday. The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 km.((ANI Photo))
Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast on Friday. The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 km.((ANI Photo))

DRDO conducts two successful flight tests of Pinaka missiles

Bhubaneshwar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast.
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Better coordination needed among defence forces, say experts at Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigahr | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Suggest that chief of defence staff be made a permanent member of all committees related to national security
Two personnel killed as avalanche hits Army patrol. (Representative Image)(ANI)
Two personnel killed as avalanche hits Army patrol. (Representative Image)(ANI)

Two army personnel killed as avalanche hits patrol in Southern Siachen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 09:00 PM IST
Army spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that an army patrol operating at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet in southern Siachen glacier was hit by an avalanche.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram leaves Rouse Avenue Court after being produced in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram leaves Rouse Avenue Court after being produced in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

To Chidambaram’s ‘Ranga-Billa’ defence, Centre’s comeback in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who has been in custody for 100 days in the INX Media case, was initially arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on August 21.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with US Secretary of Defence, Dr Mark T Esper in Bangkok on Sunday.(Photo: ANI)
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting with US Secretary of Defence, Dr Mark T Esper in Bangkok on Sunday.(Photo: ANI)

Rajnath Singh, Mark T Esper talks focus on Indo-Pacific

Hindustan Times, Bangkok | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 02:04 AM IST
In the meeting with US defence secretary Mark T Esper, Rajnath Singh reaffirmed New Delhi’s vision for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region based on a rules-based order and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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Nine held for making fake IDs of defence, NHAI, administration officials in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Police suspect it to be an extortion racket as fake ID cards of officials in the defence forces, civil administration, National Highways Authority of India and even journalists were seized after raids
The two countries are also on course to achieve the target of enhancing bilateral trade to $15 billion by 2020.(HT photo)
The two countries are also on course to achieve the target of enhancing bilateral trade to $15 billion by 2020.(HT photo)

Vietnam ramping up ties with India in defence, tourism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:45 PM IST
To mark the third anniversary of the comprehensive strategic partnership with India, Vietnam is organising a slew of events this month to showcase its business potential and to boost engagement in areas such as tourism, education and culture.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a weekly cabinet meeting in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank(AP FILE)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a weekly cabinet meeting in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank(AP FILE)

Netanyahu fails to secure majority in tense election

Tel Aviv | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:35 AM IST
But with coalition-building again key to forming a government, it could be days or even weeks before it becomes clear whether the wily politician hailed by supporters as “King Bibi” has been dethroned after a decade in power.
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